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UN Envoy Serry Denies He Was Trying to Secretly Funnel Money to Hamas

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

UN envoy Robert Serry denies he was trying to secretly funnel $20 million dollars to Hamas. He was trying to openly funnel $20 million dollars to Hamas.

Serry claims that Palestinian Unity Government (PUG) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah had asked him to help resolve the payroll crisis in Gaza, where Hamas terrorists, now part of PUG, hadn’t been paid. Hamdallah asked Serry to check about receiving funding from Qatar to pay them.

The payroll deficit resulted in violence and Gazan banks closing for a few days after the newly formed Palestinian Unity Government only paid Fatah terrorist salaries, but not Hamas terrorist salaries in Gaza.

Serry claims he only inquiried to see if all sides would consent to $20 million dollars from Qatar being transferred to pay Hamas terrorist salaries and that he wasn’t trying to do it without consent from Israel, the UN, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

Serry claims COGAT (Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories) agreed that Qatari money could be transferred only to buy fuel, but not to pay Hamas terrorist salaries.

Foreign Minister Liberman wants Serry expelled from Israel.

Prime Minister Netanyahu explicitly told UN chief Ban Ki-moon, that Israel opposes the transfer of money from Qatar to Hamas.

Israel has also made it clear that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority must break off all connection to the Hamas terrorist group.

So which is worse? A UN envoy trying to openly or secretly fund Hamas terrorists in Gaza?

UN Envoy Tried to Transfer $20 Million to Hamas

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is trying to have UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Robert Serry, be declared persona non grata in Israel and expelled, according to a Channel 2 report.

Serry tried to find a way to transfer $20 million dollars from Qatar to Hamas.

Serry had reportedly first asked Palestinian Unity Government president Mahmoud Abbas to facilitate the transfer, but Abbas refused. He even tried to get Israel to allow it, and when that failed tried, he tried to transfer the money via the UN. Talk about determination.

Serry has also expressed criticism of Israel’s attempts to find and free the three boys kidnapped by Hamas, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar, and Naftali Frankel, and said Israel should show restraint.

Last week the UN chairman Ban Ki-Moon’s spokesperson stated they were unsure if the boys were even kidnapped.

Liberman has reportedly long thought that Serry was biased against Israel.

Seems to be a common problem at the UN.

UN Envoy Promises Cash for PUG, Calls for End to Gaza Blockade

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Robert Serry, the United Nation’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, visited Gaza on Sunday, June 8 to meet with some of the new members of the Palestinian Unity Government (PUG).

Serry held a joint meeting at the Ministry of Public Works and Housing with newly appointed PUG officials: Minister of Women’s Affairs Haifa al-Agha, Minister of Labor Mamoun Abu Shahla, Minister of Justice Salim al-Saqqa, and Mufeed al-Hasayneh, the new minister of public works and housing.

While in Gaza, Serry promised increased U.N. development aid for Gaza. He also called for lifting the internationally recognized legal blockade of Gaza’s border enforced by Israel and Egypt, according to several reports.

In a statement, Serry congratulated the PUG ministers on their appointment and discussed with them challenges ahead.

The U.N. envoy told the new ministers in Gaza that he hoped they would soon be able to travel freely to meet with their colleagues in what he did not refer to as the disputed territories. He also took the opportunity to chastise Israel.

“We count on a constructive approach by all stakeholders, including Israel, and urge all to refrain from unhelpful actions,” Serry said.

“Gazans must, as soon as possible, feel the dividends of unity. Open crossings both for goods and people, access to construction material, re-establishing trade links between the West Bank and Gaza and exports are urgently needed to kickstart the economy and create job opportunities,” the U.N. envoy added.

The U.N. official failed to mention the Gazans’ destruction of the greenhouses left behind by the Israelis agricultural workers in 2005. Those thriving, advanced agritech structures could have been the basis for a booming agricultural economy. Instead, on the very night every last Israeli, living or dead, was removed from Gaza, the residents trashed the greenhouses in a paroxysm of manic destruction.

When the PUG was first announced in April, Serry met with acting PA head Mahmoud Abbas and assured the world that the new PUG would be implemented on the basis of the PLO commitments.

President Abbas emphasized that these commitments include recognition of Israel, non-violence, and adherence to previous agreements. President Abbas also reiterated his continued commitment to peace negotiations and to non-violent popular protests.

Well alrighty then, that’s settled.

Serry was the first senior international official to meet with PUG officials in Gaza. In addition to his work at the United Nations, Serry is a popular presenter at J Street’s national conferences.

PA Mourns Failure to Take over Rachel’s Tomb as Muslim Holy Site

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Tens of thousands of Jews are visiting Rachel’s Tomb Tuesday, the anniversary of her death as described in the Torah, to pray for Rachel to cry for them that their prayers be answered.

No tears need be shed for the Palestinian Authority, which can mourn for itself for not being able to hoodwink the world to believe Rachel’s Tomb is a Muslim holy site.

The Torah states in Genesis (B’reisheit’), “And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Efrat, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.”

Before the Palestinian Authority campaign to rewrite the Bible and ancient history, Muslim authorities for centuries had acknowledged that Rachel’s Tomb is Jewish.

Excited by their blood-letting suicide bombings, firebomb and shooting attacks on Jews in the 1990s, the Palestinian Authority suddenly stopped referring to the site as “Rachel’s Dome” and called it the Mosque of Bilal ibn Rabah.

The manufactured tradition became more popular as Muslim clerics in the Arab world pounded the pulpit that the binding of Isaac (Yitzchak) actually is the binding of Ishmael, that the Holy Temples never existed and that the Western Wall really was the hitching post for the Muslim prophet Mohammed’s horse, may his and it memories be forgotten.

More amazing than the fibs that the Palestinian Authority invented was the acceptance of them by the anti-Israel crowd, especially  UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Last year won UNESCO support that the ancient site also belongs to Muslims even though the Tomb, “Kever Rochel” in Hebrew, existed long before Islam came into existence.

In December 2012, UNESCO director Irina Bokova accepted the view of its chief critic of Israel, Robert Serry, who also serves as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. He warned that Israel’s defining Rachel’s Tomb and the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hevron as holy sites would be bad for the sacred ghost known as the peace process.

UNESCO said Rachel’s Tomb also belongs to Christians and Muslim, which at one time built over the Tomb. That is like saying that JFK airport is a Jewish site because there is a synagogue there.

Two years before UNESCO’s sentence to the Jewish site, Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned that there would be a “holy war” over Rachel’s Tomb if Israel did not accept the Muslim claim that that is was an ancient mosque.

Iran went one step further  with its foreign ministry declaring that Israel’s decision to make Rachel’s Tomb a national heritage site “rises from the regime’s strategy for cleaning all the sanctities of the Muslims and Christians in the occupied Palestine to give them a Zionist identity.”

The Palestinian Authority succeeded 13 years ago in taking over Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem, a direct violation of the Oslo Accords, but the efforts of Jewish leaders in the Shomron (Samaria) the past two years have enabled Jews to worship there under IDF guard.

The Oslo Accords interim agreement in 1995 states that security arrangements must “ensure free, unimpeded and secure access to the relevant Jewish holy sites.”

The Palestinian Authority has no problem with that. All it has to do is drive out the Jews with terrorist attacks and then convince UNESCO that Rachel’s Tomb is not a Jewish holy site.

That is the impetus for the Palestinian Authority to call Kever Rachel the  Bilal ibn Rabah mosque.

Jews traveling to pray at Rachel’s Tomb on her yahrzheit Tuesday can thank none other than former Haredi Knesset Member Menachem Porush that they are able to do so.

During the height of the Oslo mirage in 1995, Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau and MK Porush appealed to Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin not to go through with his plan to turn Rachel’s Tomb over to the Palestinian Authority.

Rabbi Lau told the Prime Minister, “One does not part from one’s mother, and MK Porush broke down in tears, crying on Rabin’s shoulders.

Rabin surrendered, and today, the Palestinian Authority can mourn to Mohammed that truth has triumphed over at least one of its lies.

Thousands of Jews at Rachel's tomb on the even of the anniversary of her death.

Thousands of Jews at Rachel’s tomb on the even of the anniversary of her death.

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